Type of Project: Kitchen/Family Room renovation
Location: Ventura, California
Type of building: Mid-Century, multi-level, single family home
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Since Seth assembled all of the cabinets down in the basement last week to keep the space clear, we just had to bring them upstairs this week and set them in place. Because we were able to design our kitchen from scratch (with the help of our architect) we got to build it specifically with Ikea cabinet frame sizes in mind. And because of this we had absolutely no spare room between the cabinets, so it was a big relief when they all fit into place as planned.
Starting to set the cabinets.
Once the cabinets were set, Seth placed all the plywood subcounters in preparation for the quartz countertops. We had originally planned on using Caesarstone because we’d had good luck with it at this house. However, our new island is too big for a single slab of Caesarstone, so we ended up going with Silestone because they make a slab large enough for us to avoid seams.
Prepping for countertop installation.
New floor and some appliances installed.
We were tempted to leave out the microwave altogether, but after being reminded that a microwave drawer could be hidden out of sight on the back side of the island, we went that route.
Estimated time for project: 8 weeks/two months
Time remaining: 1 week
(Images & Diary Text: Alllison Gibson)